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Store Managers


Service Branches

Work Environment

Store managers work in retail stores or warehouses on land and aboard ships.

  • Military Status


  • Average Military Salary



Store managers provide oversight to the daily functions within a retail facility and make sure stores are stocked and staffed appropriately. They make sure stores operate efficiently so service members can get in, get what they need, and get on with their mission. Typically, anyone working in the store reports to the store manager.

Military Training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Learn more about becoming an officer, here.

Job training for store managers primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development.

Helpful Attributes

  • Interest in managing a business
  • Interest in planning and directing the work of others
  • Interest in planning work schedules

Related Civilian Careers

  • First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers, Storage and Distribution Managers